Strawberry pots are not just for growing strawberries. They also make good planters for flowers, herbs, and vines. Have a look at these ideas and give yours a unique look.
If you do want to grow strawberries, this has helpful beginner information. And this has ideas for creative strawberry growing containers.
Creative Uses for Strawberry Pots
Strawberry | Genus: Fragaria
Strawberry Growing Tips
Classic | Perpetual | Everbearing | Alpine
• Hardiness Zones 5 to 8
• Full sun
• Soil: well-draining and fertile
• Propagation: allow runners to root
• Self-fertile with help from wind and insects
Yes, you can use strawberry pots for strawberries but they also work nicely for annual flowers, herbs, and vines.
As for any container plants, you want to be sure to provide adequate light, water, and a good quality potting mix to keep the plants happy.
The advantage to a container like this is the room to spill over, down the sides.
How Do You Plant a Strawberry Pot?
The trick to planting a strawberry pot is to add your plants when they are small, starting from the bottom up.
- Get good potting mix and fill the strawberry pot to just below the first planting holes.
- Water the soil deeply to make it settle in the pot. Top up as needed.
- Insert the root balls of your plants from outside the pot and hold them steady as you pour more potting mix inside.
- Repeat all the way up, leaving an inch or two at the top for watering.
How Many Plants Should I Add to Each Hole?
I do as many as I can fit snugly.
Annuals do fine with crowding if you keep them watered and they are in good potting mix.
I like a really full looking planter so that by the end of the summer, the actual pot is nearly invisible.
Creative Ways to Plant Strawberry Pots
Move Over, Strawberries!
1 Succulents in a Strawberry Pot
Barb of Our Fairfield Home & Garden created this gorgeous strawberry pot filled with a variety of succulents.
Unless you have added some sort of drip irrigation inside, these pots can be difficult to water thoroughly.
Succulents are a great option because, although they need water, they will tolerate some drought conditions.
See tutorial | Our Fairfield Home and Garden
2Strawberry Pot with Annuals
I actually planted this next one using some leftover annuals in the spring. The plants had been neglected and dried out but I thought I’d give them one more chance (really, the attention they needed). And it worked. It doesn’t look like much here but, as the season went on, everything filled out nicely and covered the entire container with pops of color.
Keep in mind that clay strawberry pots do not retain moisture the way plastic pots do. You will need to check them daily, keep the plants out of direct, hot sun, and add some drip irrigation if you will be away for a few days.
3Strawberry Pot with Herbs
Patti of Herb & Vine created this herb planter. You can see how she placed the trailing plants in the side holes and the upright basil in the top. This will look gorgeous as it fills out. The colour of the container is also a nice choice.
See Tutorial | Herb and Vine
4Strawberry Pot with Herbs
Crash! When you smash a clay pot, it’s not game over.
Here the gardener turned it into garden art in an old wheelbarrow.
There are few garden problems that flowers and art can’t solve.
More Strawberry Pot Ideas
Pinterest is packed with quirky and creative strawberry planters. Search ‘strawberry pots’ to see more ideas.
There you go! These pots are great for strawberries but there are many other plants that look great in them too.
If you enjoy drinking tea, you could also grow plants to harvest for tea in there too.
~Melissa the Empress of Dirt ♛